Visa processing quicker than gov estimates for some countries

After speaking with a number of embassies and agents, Languages Canada found that students from some countries – including Japan, Vietnam, Korea, China and in Western Europe – are having their study permits approved quicker than expected.  “We have inside information from IRCC clarifying that [estimates on the website] are historical average times” The reason […]

“frustration” as travel bans and visa issues halt student plans

These frustrations are being voiced during International Education Week, which the US has used to position itself as “engaged” with the aims of enabling international education and student mobility. First year student, Asmod Khakurel, has been studying remotely with...

Japan to launch new entrepreneur visa for intl graduates

“Immigration Services Agency is currently preparing for a new start-up visa which allows graduate students from Japanese universities to stay in Japan for up to two years in order to set up new business,” a Ministry of Justice officer told The PIE News. “Although when...

More than 2 dozen colleges sue feds over H-1B visa rules

Dive Brief: More than two dozen colleges and higher education groups, including Stanford University and the University of Michigan, are suing the federal government to stop changes to a key visa program for highly skilled workers. Regulations announced earlier this...